Thursday, September 27, 2018

Card inspiration with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a quick card I made using the Spring Showers Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk inks.

I had fun coloring the "macaron people" with PowderPuff Chalk inks and a waterbrush. Using a water brush with chalk inks is a very simple way to get the look of watercolors without the mess.

  • I use the cover of each inkpad as a pallet for that color as shown in the photo below. When I am done with my project, I am able to wipe the ink off using a rag.
  • The "male macaron" is colored with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Capri Blue and Key Largo, while the female is colored with Island Orange and Tropical Punch. Both of them have an accessory (hat, bow) which I colored in Sandy Shore, and of course the mustache is colored with Midnight Confession.
  • Before assembling the card, I inked the edges of the papers with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Capri Blue.
  • I adhered the "macaron people" on raised foam such that they appear to be holding hands. 

I hope I've inspired you to use your stamps with PowderPuff Chalk Inks and a waterbrush to create a fun and easy card.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Capri Blue, Island Orange, Key Largo, Midnight Confession, Sandy Shore, Tropical Punch

Other Products:
Acrylic stamps, metal dies, and  dye ink from YNS
Acrylic stamp and die from Kaisercraft
Water brush from CTMH
white cardstock

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Back to School with Louise!

Happy Tuesday, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a page about my son's first day of high school.

High school is such a special time, with so many opportunities to grow and create memories. I used  quotes and phrases from several collections to convey the wishes I have for him over the next four years.

I chose the Secret Garden 100 paper for the background because our school color is that shade of blue. The white rectangle and red circle were pre-cut pieces leftover from my May Club Q kit; the banner was a leftover from my February Club Q kit.

  • I fussy cut the horizontal blue chevron the the Secret Garden 105 paper, inked the edges with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and adhered it such that it points to the name of the school. 
  • I used my ink blending tool to apply a small amount of PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore to the banner.
  • I added pennants from the the Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrase to the ends of banner. You can see in the image below how I lined them up and then added the long quote across the top. 

The phrase in the close-up below is a travel phrase from the Far and Away Quotes and Phrases. I really liked what it said, but thought the appearance looked too much like travel. As you can see in the lower image, I changed the look by cropping it down and heavily inking the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

I inked all the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea, Key largo, or Sandy Shore. I think the date is very important on pages like this, so I added it in the lower right corner. I just hand wrote it on a scrap of white from the cut-off strip, trimmed it down, and inked it with Deep Sea.

For those of you with children or grandchildren in school, I hope they have a great year and I hope I've given you some ideas for scrapping the first day.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases
Far and Away Quotes and Phrases
Farmhouse 500
February 2018 Club Q
May 2018 Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea, Key Largo, Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Ink blending tool from Ranger
Enamel dots from Becki Adams
Journaling pen from Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Sweetest Thing with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Louise here on the blog today. As the kids are going back to school, I am scrapping our summer memories. Here's a page I made using the Quick Quotes Far and Away collection:

Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, especially when trying to get them to smile for the camera. With my teenagers, the one exception to this is when they are eating, especially if they are eating chocolate. As a result, some of our best vacation photos are of meals and I seem to make a lot of vacation pages about food. In this case, we were eating crepes in a beautiful outdoor location, overlooking a canal and a historic building.

I started this page by creating horizontal stripes across the page.  Using only papers from the Far and Away collection, I chose the suitcase paper because we were on vacation and the water paper because of the canal. The blue and yellow color scheme gives it a summer feel.

Horizontal stripes are an easy way to layer a page, but I like to add some asymmetry to make the page more interesting. I did this with the following elements:

  • The large sun in the upper left
  • The title placed on an angle
  • The embellishment and journaling cluster in the lower right
I made the sun using a gear die and cut it from the subtle orange and blue stripe print in the collection. 
  • I changed the color of the sun using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore. I applied the ink generously using my ink blending tool  and inked directly around the edges, especially between the 2 pieces. 
  • I taped the circle to the gear, carefully lining up the stripes, and then trimmed the sun to the right size for the page. 

As I was deciding what to put in my embellishment cluster, I found this flower which I had made for a previous project but never used. The flower was the perfect size and already shaped, but it wasn't the right color, even though it was made from the same collection. 
  • I changed the color of the flower using the same color and technique that I used for the sun.
  • I used loose glitter for the center of the flower.
  • Like the rest of the page, all of the papers in my embellishment cluster are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in either Deep Sea or Sandy Shore. 

I hope I've inspired photograph and scrap your memorable vacation meals.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases
Whistlin' Dixie Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea, Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Metal dies from Spellbinders and Quickutz
Ink blending tool from Ranger
Enamel dots by Becki Adams
Loose glitter

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